Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Applications in Higher Education Settings

Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Applications in Higher Education Settings

Laura Briz-Ponce (University of Salamanca, Spain), Juan Antonio Juanes-Méndez (University of Salamanca, Spain) and Francisco José García-Peñalvo (University of Salamanca, Spain)
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Release Date: July, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 608|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0256-2
ISBN13: 9781522502562|ISBN10: 1522502564|EISBN13: 9781522502579
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Mobile phones have become an integral part of society, as their convenience has helped democratize and revolutionize communication and the marketplace of ideas. Because of their ubiquity in higher education, undergraduate classrooms have begun to utilize smartphones and tablets as tools for learning.

The Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Applications in Higher Education Settings explores and fosters new perspectives on the use of mobile applications in a classroom context. This timely publication will demonstrate the challenges that universities face when introducing new technologies to students and instructors, as well as the rewards of doing so in a thoughtful manner. This book is meant to present the latest research and become a source of inspiration for educators, administrators, researchers, app developers, and students of education and technology.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • App-Based Teaching
  • Educational App Development
  • Information Sharing
  • Mobile Communication
  • Mobile Curriculum Design
  • Mobile Learning
  • Student Satisfaction
  • Teacher Satisfaction
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning

Reviews and Testimonials

This book offers 21 chapters by international contributors in education, language teaching, computer science, media studies, student affairs, leadership studies, educational studies, and STEM teaching. Some areas examined include information sharing and communication with mobile cloud technology, the impact of social media on instruction in higher education, and mobile devices in medical education. The book describes the use of the StoryMaker multimedia software at a Zimbabwean media training university, and offers a framework for developing a learning analytics system for a smartphone blended learning environment. B&w charts, diagrams, and summary tables are included.

– ProtoView Reviews

This title offers a broad overview of the state of mobile devices and applications (apps) in the higher education landscape. Organized into five sections, the book offers an introduction of mobile technology in higher education, examples of specific apps and how they can be implemented, perceptions of both students and teachers on how these apps are used, and case studies from teachers using apps and devices in their classrooms. Chapters are authored by scholars from all over the world, and while each can stand on its own, their presence as a collection allows the book to offer truly international coverage on the use of mobile technology in the academic setting. Especially helpful are the chapters that look at the use of devices or apps in specific educational settings, providing inspiration for the reader to apply them to their own instruction. A comprehensive reference list is included at the end of each chapter, guiding further reading for those that would like to dive deeper into a topic. This book is best suited for an academic library due to its focus on higher education but is well worth a look for anyone interested in using mobile technology in instruction.

– Andrea C. Kepsel, Health Sciences Educational Technology Librarian, Michigan State University, for American Reference Books Annual

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Laura Briz-Ponce has a Bachelor Degree of Engineering of Telecommunications from Technical University of Madrid. She also holds a Master Degree of Business Administration from IE Business School. Currently is conducting a research study in University of Salamanca as part of her PhD Programme. She has developed her professional life in telecommunications sector, working as Project Manager and Product Manager. Her main research interests are m-learning, mobile technologies, Computers & Education, Medical Education, Higher Education and medical imaging technologies. In addition, she has participated in different congress and she is a reviewer of several international journals.
Juan Antonio Juanes-Méndez is a permanent lecturer at the University of Salamanca, where he obtained his PhD in Medicine and Surgery, and a Software Technician by the Pontificia University of Salamanca. He is a member of the Experts' Board in ACADEMIA programme (Health Scienced Field), in the National Programme of Acreditation for Permanent Leacturers in Health Sciences, at the National Agency of Quality Assessment and Screditation (ANECA). He is a professor of Human Anatomy and teaches at the Medicine, Psychology and Pharmacy Faculties. He teaches as well in different Master's programmes: Neurosciences, Clinical Neuropsychology and Communication and Information Technologies in Education. Moreover, he is also a teacher of the Universitary Posgraduate Course on Dementia and Alzheimer diseases. Master en Física y Tecnología Médica He has been invited to take part in the Scientific Committee on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)in the Spanish Review of Medical Radiology. He coordinates the official reserach group Advanced Medical Visualization Systems, at the University of Salamanca; and collaborated with the research group: Grup d'Anatomia Virtual i de Simulació, del Centre de Recursos per a l'Aprenentatge i la Investigació, at the University of Barcelona. He has participated as director and collaborator in more than 30 funded research and innovation projects. He has been awarded with 14 research and teaching awards from Royal Medicine Academies and other national institutions. He is a co-author of 20 books of teching kind. He has collaborated in different projects involving diverse medical and university centres of Spain. He has published more than 170 articles in international and national academic journals, and has delivered more than 350 papers at international and international conferences. The moment being, he has supervised 30 doctoral theses. He has delivered more than 60 lectures in courses, days and symposia. He has been a chair in sessions and round tables at different Conferences and Simposia.
Francisco J. García-Peñalvo holds a PhD in Computer Science (2000, University of Salamanca). He works as a Professor in Computer Science Department of the USAL. He is the GRIAL Group head. He was Technology and Innovation pro-Chancellor of the USAL in charge of the definition, planning and development of the USAL technical management strategy based on Open Source solutions. He has leaded MIH, TRAILER and VALS European projects. Now, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Information Technology Research and the Education in the Knowledge Society Journal. Besides he is the coordinator of the multidisciplinary PhD Programme on Education in the Knowledge Society.